[LINK] nice idea Ross, but ..

Barrie Hall barrie at mypond.net
Tue Jun 9 11:13:37 EST 2009



> At 01:13 AM 9/06/2009, stephen at melbpc.org.au you wrote:
>>Undergrounding of Australia's overhead power and communication cabling is
>>an idea that has been floated before, and studied in great detail.
>
> As someone who lives in a buried cable neighbourhood, I can say this
> is really a good thing. I hardly ever lose power when the rest of
> Melbourne goes off during storms etc. In the 10+ years I've been in
> this house, I think the power has only gone off during the major
> black/brownouts across the entire system.
>

I live in a buried cable area in far northern Sydney.

We loose power about 5-10 times a year (up stream transmission isn't 
buried).

We kept loosing one phase out of three for minutes at a time for 3 months. 
The power company had to dig up the street to find and fix the problem :(

Barrie




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